HASUI -- "Azuma Gorge" (#4)

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Artist Hasui KAWASE (1883-1957)
Title "Azuma Gorge"
("Azuma Kyo")
Date 1943/1947 (blocks cut 1943)
Provenance Consigned by a discriminating eastcoast USA collector.
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Red "6mm-seal" lower left, (lifetime edition). Appropriate seal for First Edition.
Image Size 9 1/2 x 13 1/8
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading; "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees and water area; life-like reflection.
Condition Very Good--. Fresh, unfaded colors. Clean front and backside. (Soft wrinkling across right portion of print; foxing/spotting left and upper margins (image area is clean); small surface scratch.)
Reference/Illus Pachter pl.#92; Narazaki #380; Hotei #470.
Comments Outstanding colors. See our article "Hasui's 'Azuma Gorge' - One Print - Two Dates of Origin?" to learn more.
Item # MM-51
Price Special Pricing $575
(Consignor selling entire collection)
(was $850/$680)